Madurai

 Welcome  to Madurai Province

Our Founder(s)
Rev. Fr. Augustine Pereira, a Diocesan priest from Tuticorin, and Rev. Fr. Julius Larmey, SJ, and Rev. Fr. Eugene Nespoulous, SJ, the ardent Jesuits of Roman Catholic Madurai Mission are the founders of our Congregation. While Fr. Larmey and Fr. Nespoulous are the French missionaries, Fr. Pereira is the son of our soil, born in Tuticorin in 1854. Leaving behind his father’s business Fr. Pereira joined Rev. Fr. Julius Larmey, SJ, to work as his co-pastor in 1875 at Panjampatty assisting him in pastoral ministry. Being motivated by these dedicated men of God a group 4 women pledged to stay together under their aegis. These 4 foremothers of our Congregation are now honoured as the founding mothers of our Congregation.
Our Identity
The Sisters of the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception, known in common parlance as Madurai Blue Sisters, since the inception of the Congregation reflect the vision of their Founder in living out their charism of “Preaching the Good News to the Poor in Simplicity and Love.” ‘Simplicity’ of life is the rootedness of the Sisters while ‘Love’ is their openness. In simplicity of heart they are rooted in their Lord and Master and in love they offer themselves to their ministries in education, healthcare, social work, pastoral care, and evangelisation. In the beautiful blend of simplicity and openness the Good News is preached in word and deed.
Our Spirituality
The fountain of our spirituality is the Immaculate heart of Mary to which the Congregation is fondly dedicated. The Immaculate Heart of Mary reverberate the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She bore the God Incarnate into the world and led him from Nazareth to Cana and from Cana to Calvary. We strive to walk in the footsteps of Mary Immaculate in our own little ways and reflect her involvement in and commitment to God’s salvific plan for the broken humanity. Her spouse and the foster father of Our Lord, Saint Joseph is our
co-patron. His silent surrender and righteous attitude is our inspiration as well. And the Ignatian Spirituality of our Founders also has a key role to play in granting us the practical ways for a professed life. Our spirituality is strengthened and is made manifest by the following practices:
• Daily Morning and Evening Prayer
• Recital of the Office of the Hours
• Meditation – Contemplative
• Holy Mass
• Examen of Conscience at Noon
• Eucharistic Adoration
• Recital of the Holy Rosary and the Litany
• Monthly Recollection
• Sacrament of Reconciliation- Annual Retreat
• Way of the Cross during the Lent
• Spiritual Reading – Readings from the Spiritual Classics
• Daily Reading of the Word of God at Meals
• Fasting on First Saturday of the Month

SERIVCES
Education Ministry
Vision
Empowering the children of today to become the responsible persons of their families, society, and nation.
Mission
• Making school, college, and technical education available to the children from the poor and the marginalised of the society.
• Catering to the differently-abled, visually challenged, and aurally challenged children.
• Providing education, healthcare, and safety to girl-children.
Aims & Objectives
• Nurturing excellence in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities.
• Cultivating personal, and interpersonal skills among the peers and the elders.
• Achieving overall and wholistic development of a person.
Multifaceted Education
Knowledge is power,’ claims Francis Bacon. But knowledge unless is coupled with action remains an intellectual exercise. Hence, in our schools and college we aspire and strive for knowledge that forms, reforms, and transforms the young minds for the better. The education that is imparted in our institutions is multi-faceted, as it renders counseling, value education, career guidance, media education, sex education, gender education, and field exposures to the students.
Extra-curricular Activities
Activities in sports and games, yoga, karate, vocals, learning of musical instruments, western and classical dance form the extra-curricular activities of the students. The students also actively partake in YCS / YSM, NCC, NSS, Scout, AICUF, Red Cross, and Literary Associations.
List of Our Schools
• State Board Syllabus
• Matric Board Syllabus
• CBSE Board Syllabus
• College
• Other Institutes

Healthcare Ministry
Vision
Ensuring basic hygiene and healthcare in the villages.
Mission
• Making the healthcare accessible to the villagers.
• Ensuring medical assistance at the times of emergency.
• Promoting alternate healthcare.
• Educating the preventive measures.
Aims & Objectives
• To make healthcare facilities available to the people in villages and remote areas.
• To collaborate with the hospitals, healthcare units, and government and non-government agencies in
promoting awareness about healthcare.
• To ensure hygiene at the living quarters and in the work places of the people.
List of Our Healthcare Centres

Social Work Ministry
Vision
Working for the treatment of human persons as ends and ensuring their dignity and respect in all spheres life.
Mission
• Identifying the social, political, and economical oppressions in the society and standing with the victims of such oppressions.
• Educating the victims about their rights.
• Empowering them with the necessary skills to combat oppressions.
• Organising them and rehabilitating them.
Aims & Objectives
• The target people of this ministry are the dalits, the tribals, the prisoners, the aged, the refugees, the abandoned, the orphaned, and the afflicted.
• To empower the children, the youth, and the women through conscientization, education, counseling, and accommodation.
• To visit the refugees, the aged homes, the prisons, the prisoners’ homes, and the sick.
• To admit the needy into our homes for children, women, and elders.

Pastoral Care Ministry
Vision
Rendering the pastoral care at the core unit of the parish.
Mission
• Assisting the parish priests in liturgical and para-liturgical services.
• Visiting the houses and conducting BCC meetings.
• Visiting the sick and the bereaved families.
• Taking Holy Communion to the sick.
• Teaching catechism to the children at Sunday Schools and at Vacation Bible School.
Aims & Objectives
• To build up the parish community in faith.
• To empower the laity in pastoral leadership and participation.
• To accompany the children and the youth in their faith formation.

Evangelisation Ministry
Vision
Preaching Good News to the poor in word and deed.
Mission
• To work with amalavai thozhargal in direct and indirect evangelisation.
• To collaborate with the Diocesan and Regional evangelisation commissions.
• To conduct prayer meetings, seminars, and workshops on prayer and worship.
Aims & Objectives
• To ensure lay participation in evangelisation ministry.
• To preach Good News through electronic and print media.
• To be a messenger of Good News at our schools and workplaces.